The civilians, or innocent people, of Oklahoma were starving and sad living on land they claimed as their own when rolls of black came in over the land
Earlier in the year, when times were bliss, havoc broke loose. Stock markets crashed meaning everyone's investments failed, everyone's money left unsecured.
As the depression sunk, Oklahoma had a whole new storm coming. The dust bowl, a black storm that filled the skies, swam in causing travesty for all.
WIth the winds rolling in and the depression worsening, prices of commodities, or farm products bought and sold, dropped causing many farmers to go into poverty. Dry-land Farming, farming without irrigation became popular as well since farmers didn't have the energy or money to irrigate.
It was time to go. Oklahoman's moved to areas like California, desperate to get away from the dust bowl.
On their way people saw armories, places where military weapons were stored, and camps where people had to live and work for money. Times were tough and skies were darker.